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assistant football coach jerry sandusky made his first appearance in a courtroom. but not as long as expected. he walked out just minutes after his pretrial hearing was call to order. jay gray has details. >> reporter: for now, the face to face showdown between jerry sandusky and his accusers will have to wait. >> the best possible defense. to stay the course, fight for four quarters. we await the tub to present our side. >> reporter: sandusky and his attorneys left the on county courthouse this morning after a last-minute decision to forego a scheduled pretrial hearing. >> we decided late last flight that the better part of the tactical maneuver from our standpoint would be to waive today's proceeding. >> reporter: the move dramatically impacts the strategy on both sides of this high profile case. in exchange for waiving the hearing interesting defense says they were promised that prosecutors would not raise bail box provide discovery information more quickly, and if there are any new charges, that sandusky would be allowed to turn himself in. >> i think the commonwealth has been
, coming up. >> thank you. >>> we are following a developing story now on news 4 at 4:00. jerry sandusky has been arrested again after two new accusers came forward in the penn state sex abuse scandal. he eels accused of sexually assaulting ten boys in the last decade. they met him through his charity, the second mile. sandusky denied the allegations. according to the associated press, he's been taken to a pennsylvania county jail after being unable to post a $250,000 cash bail. a preliminary hearing is set for next tuesday. >>> today former illinois governor rod blagojevich learned his fate. he was convicted on 18 criminal counts trying to sell president obama's former senate seat. jay gray has details. >> reporter: for a politician whose career and life played out on a public stage, rod blagojevich's most important act was behind closed courtroom doors, no cameras or recorders as he asked the judge for mercy. 18 counts of corruption including trying to sell president barack obama's vacated senate seat. for the first time he acknowledged responsibility and apologized. he said the jury c
children suffered nose and throat irritation during the attack. >>> jerry sandusky spent a full day under house arrest. the legal team is hearing of more abuse. sandusky's wife knew of at least one incident and did nothing to stop it. jay gray has the latest from state college, pennsylvania. >> we are getting a better idea of jerry sandusky's reaction to court ordered confinement. >> he's depressed. how can you not be depressed. even if a trial winds up in an acquittal, he'll never be the same. >> reporter: they spent more than an hour preparing for the first hearing in the case on tuesday. >> he's not looking forward to this. this is going to be a one-sided proceeding. this is a proceeding where the commonwealth is going to call witnesses or say all these things happened. >> reporter: the family is dealing with accusations that his wife, dotty heard an attack in the basement and screams of help and did nothing. >> if a child was screaming in her home, she would have heard it and responded. >> reporter: to this point, grand jury reports of ten accusers in the case. chuck schmidt says he t
with the euro zone debt crisis. >> there are new tactics in the child sex abuse case against jerry sandusky. >> the lawyer says this is so the public can learn about the positive aspects of his life. some are questioning whether the interviews are hurting his case. >> reporter: it seems an unusual legal strategy, giving public interviews while facing criminal charges. >> the allegations are false. i didn't do those things. i don't know what else to say. >> reporter: accused child mo les tor, jerry sandusky wants the world to hear his story. >> are you sexually attracted to young boys? >> reporter: he stumbled when asked if he was attracted to young children. he was given a second chance to explain. he wound up needing help from his lawyer. >> if i say i'm not attracted to boys, it's not the truth. i'm attracted to young people, boys, girls -- >> reporter: sandusky's lawyer interrupts and speaks with him off camera. >> i enjoy, that's what i was trying to say, i enjoy spending time with young people, i enjoy spending time with people. >> reporter: his attempts to explain himself in public wh
queary says what witnessed jerry sandusky doing in a shower was over the line and inappropriate. he testified for two penn state administrators accused of lying to a grand jury. a few minutes ago, a judge ruled the case can go to trial. we have more from pennsylvania. >> reporter: for the first time, mike mcqueary spoke publicly about allegations of jerry sandusky having sex with a boy in 2002 in graphic detail and under oath. mcqueary, then a graduate assistant heard noises from the shower, then saw sandusky standing behind the boy with his hands around his waist. while he wasn't 100% certain, he believed sandusky was molesting the boy. his testimony is key. curley and schultz lied about what mcqueary told them. mcqueary's testimony was damaging. >> did he describe something that was necessarily a sexual act? >> curley and schultz's lawyers claim they were not told about the sexual details. it may be contradicted by another witness and family friend who says on the night it occurred, mcqueary says he only heard noises. he faces criticism. he was shocked and distraught and turned to his fathe
at 10:00 on nbc 4. >>> still to come, will jerry sandus sandusky's lawyer make a plea deal. >>> santa grants three children their christmas wish a little early. >>> welcome back to news 4 at 4:00. i'm barbara harrison in for jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. the funeral took place this afternoon for officer deriek crouse who was killed thursday after making a routine traffic stop at virginia tech. he was a man who loved his family and his job. the man who shot him, a 22-year-old killed himself a short time later. police released no motive in the killing. >>> as the u.s. withdrawal of troops in iraq winds down, president obama is meeting with iraqi prime minister. today, they went to arlington cemetery that marked the americans killed in the war. >>> this is the day delivery companies have been preparing a year for. today traditionally marks the busiest shipping day of the year with cyber shopping and spending up, forecasters predict it could be busiest today. >>> the dow jones closed in negative territory. >>> disgraced former penn state football coach jerry sandusky is preparing to
was fired a few days of jerry sandusky was charged with sexually abusing children. >>> a disturbing end to a high-speed chase in orlando. two men trying to escape police t-boned an suv. take a good look. it happened around noon. they were suspects in a home burglary and took off when officers tried to stop them. they reached speeds of 80 miles per hour. there you go. conditions of the people hurt in the crash are unknown. police say the two suspects suffered the most severe injuries. >>> the man known as the underwear bomber wants a new lawyer. he try ed ied to blow up a plan headed to detroit by a bomb hidden in his pants on christmas day two years ago. he pleaded guilty to the charges back in october. he has a strained relationship with his current lawyer. he want as muslim lawyer, preferably a male immediately. the hearing is scheduled to take place next month. >>> a man is facing neglect charges after a he left his toddler alone in the apartment for 24 hours with no food or water. police arrested anthony yesterday. investigators say officers found his 2-year-old daughter inside the
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